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Martha Gellhorn
Birth date: November 08, 1908
Died: February 15, 1998
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Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
I groped for lights, got into a dressing-gown, and let fly a few whispered maledictions aimed at the head of Bacchus. But what I saw before me, when I opened the door, was no reeling Blix, nor even a swaying one. I have seldom seen a man so sober. He was grim, he was pale, he was Death warmed over. ...
Toni rated it 4 years ago
Originally published in 1948, this novel from renowned WW11 correspondent Martha Gellhorn is as absorbing now as it was when it first came out. This tightly drawn, both tender and tough story follows a U.S Army infantry battalion in Europe through the last months of WW11, especially one of its soldi...
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Lisa (Harmony) rated it 7 years ago
The title is a misnomer. Not that there aren't some wonderful stories here, but they were never really chosen because they're the best American short stories of the 20th century. Rather, these are Updike's 56 picks out of the 2,000 stories originally chosen in the 84 volumes of a yearly anthology pu...
catpdx rated it 8 years ago
Read her. Seriously. Gripping, intelligent articles. She covers some of the worst of the 20th century, from the fall of Czechoslovakia to the Eichmann and McCarthy trials to Vietnam, sparing none of the ugliness but nevertheless managing to find something brave and hopeful and human in the horror. S...
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